Topics covered include: Archaic Egypt, Women in Ancient Egypt, Heka, The Benu Bird, The Book of the Dead and the Duality of Egypt
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Pre-Dynastic – Archaic Egypt

Pre-Dynastic – Archaic Egypt

Pre-Dynastic – Archaic Egypt.

Pre-Dynastic Egypt

The pre-dynastic period of ancient Egyptian history is the least known and the most complicated era.

Pre-dynastic Egypt is made up of village communities, scattered along the banks of the Nile in the Nile valley and the Delta area, each of these communities would have had its own Chieftain. The houses and dwellings of these villages were made mainly of perishable or reusable materials, such as mud bricks and wickerwork, which of course have not survived. Artistic representations of these dwellings have survived and it is through these that we are able to get a picture of what they looked like.

These communities supported themselves with mixed farming and hunting and have moved away from the hunter/gatherer lifestyle to become settled farmers. Extensive trading both internal and external must also have been occurring, evidence of which exists in the materials of grave goods, artefacts and objects found in excavations.

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Women In Religion In Ancient Egypt

Women In Religion In Ancient Egypt

The Greek historian and traveller, Heredotus states: “No woman holds priestly office either in the service of the goddess or god, only men are priests in both cases.”

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The Benu Bird

The Benu Bird

The Benu Bird is linked to that of the phoenix. Both are birds of the sun, both are self created, rather than being born from other creatures, both undergo death and become symbols of regeneration.

The Benu Bird »

Duality of Ancient Egypt

Duality of Ancient Egypt

This concept of duality, life and death, chaos and harmony, coloured much of the ancient Egyptian way of thinking and can be seen in the history of Egypt.

Duality of Ancient Egypt »

Heka - Magic or Meaningful Speech

Heka - Magic or Meaningful Speech

Many European and Western Magick Traditions owe many of their origins from Arab Magicians, whose roots were based in the valley of the Nile, the 'Cradle of Magic' that is Egypt.

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The Book of The Dead

The Book of The Dead

The Book of the Dead is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as Spells of Coming Forth By Day.

The Book of The Dead »

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, their history as recorded through travellers to Ancient Egypt from Roman times and their deciperment by Champollion.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs »

Magic Folk

Magic Folk

Magic Folk »

Magical Times Magazine

Magical Times Magazine

Magical Times Magazine »

Aeclectic Tarot

Aeclectic Tarot

Aeclectic Tarot »